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Minor League Ball Gameday - Saturday, August 22nd

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Welcome to the Gameaday! Big Hank Owens shoved it for eight frames with Boston, battery-mate Blake Swihart went 4-4 with a pair of doubles, and Jose Berrios punched out 10 in seven innings.

Red Sox southpaw Henry Owens.
Red Sox southpaw Henry Owens.
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Gameday. Click the link below for the Gameday spreadsheet, which will open in a separate tab in your browser. Scroll down for the schedule for today's slate of games, the Duel's of the Day, and our running injury list.

John's annual pre-season prospect reviews are well under way now. The Nationals, Angels, Brewers and White Sox are on deck. Just as a reminder, these are not new rankings. These are the pre-season prospect rankings but with comments from John on their 2015 performances. Teams already reviewed include the -

Marlins

Indians

Red Sox

Giants

Yankees

Cardinals

Astros

Phillies

Rays

Mets

Mariners

Cubs

Rangers

Pirates

Blue Jays

Braves

The Top 175 Prospects, Sleepers, and IFA's

Today's Schedule

(Probable Starters are as of 4:00 AM EST via MLB and MiLB.com)

MLB American League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Cleveland New York (AL) 1:05 PM Salazar, Danny (11-6, 3.16) Severino, Luis (0-2, 3.75)
Kansas City Boston 7:10 PM Ventura, Yordano (7-7, 4.82) Barnes, Matt (3-3, 6.59)
Toronto Los Angeles (AL) 9:05 PM Estrada, Marco (10-7, 3.20) Heaney, Andrew (5-1, 2.43)
Chicago (AL) Seattle 9:10 PM Rodon, Carlos (5-5, 4.42) Nuno, Vidal (0-2, 3.14)

MLB National League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Atlanta Chicago (NL) 4:05 PM Perez, Williams (4-4, 4.36) Haren, Dan (8-8, 3.70)
Milwaukee Washington 7:05 PM Jungmann, Taylor (7-4, 2.23) Ross, Joe (3-5, 3.86)
Arizona Cincinnati 7:10 PM Delgado, Randall (4-3, 2.70) DeSclafani, Anthony (7-8, 3.72)
Philadelphia Miami 7:10 AM Harang, Aaron (5-14, 4.79) Nicolino, Justin (2-1, 4.24)

AAA International League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lehigh Valley Pawtucket 6:05 PM Asher, Alec (1-0, 2.84) Hill, Rich (1-0, 0.00)
Indianapolis Charlotte 12:05 PM Glasnow, Tyler (0-0, 1.29) Drabek, Kyle (7-7, 3.27)
Syracuse Buffalo 7:05 PM Billings, Bruce (7-5, 4.19) Redmond, Todd (2-4, 4.47)
Columbus Durham 6:35 PM Murata, Toru (13-4, 2.96) Moore, Matt (2-2, 3.86)
Rochester Scranton/WB 7:05 PM Bowden, Michael (2-1, 4.76) Davies, Kyle (8-7, 3.41)
Toledo Norfolk 5:05 PM Melville, Tim (5-9, 4.97) Belfiore, Mike (0-0, -.--)
Louisville Gwinnett 7:05 PM Roach, Donn (2-3, 5.20) Mateo, Victor (1-2, 6.27)
Toledo Norfolk Game 2 Zeid, Josh (2-2, 4.22) Eveland, Dana (1-0, 1.69)

AAA Pacific Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Iowa Salt Lake 9:05 PM To Be Announced Shoemaker, Matt (0-0, -.--)
El Paso Memphis 7:05 PM Lane, Jason (9-8, 5.59) Petrick, Zach (7-5, 4.26)
Tacoma Colorado Springs 8:05 PM Snow, Forrest (8-8, 3.91) Davies, Zach (1-0, 4.50)
New Orleans Sacramento 10:05 PM Blackley, Travis (4-7, 5.82) Blach, Ty (11-10, 4.21)
Reno Oklahoma City 8:05 PM Blair, Aaron (6-1, 3.33) Surkamp, Eric (6-3, 3.56)
Omaha Las Vegas 10:05 PM Coleman, Casey (4-3, 4.36) Stauffer, Tim (2-0, 2.15)
Albuquerque Nashville 7:35 PM Butler, Eddie (2-3, 5.92) Long, Nate (3-4, 5.73)
Round Rock Fresno 10:05 PM Coello, Robert (0-1, 5.40) Rodgers, Brady (9-6, 4.53)

AA Eastern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Binghamton New Hampshire 6:05 PM Jannis, Mickey (0-0, -.--) Bibens-Dirkx, Austin (5-6, 4.48)
Portland Harrisburg 6:00 PM McCarthy, Mike (6-6, 3.52) Voth, Austin (4-6, 3.01)
Erie Akron 7:05 PM Fulmer, Michael (2-1, 1.62) Plutko, Adam (8-4, 2.72)
New Britain Reading 6:35 PM Musgrave, Harrison (1-3, 3.38) Martin, Ethan (2-0, 4.33)
Altoona Bowie 6:35 PM Creasy, Jason (9-7, 4.55) Escat, Gene (1-4, 3.19)
Richmond Trenton 7:00 PM Beede, Tyler (2-7, 4.72) Coshow, Cale (0-1, 4.50)
Binghamton New Hampshire Game 2 Pill, Tyler (3-0, 1.59) Perez, Luis (1-1, 3.72)

AA Southern League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Biloxi Jackson 7:05 PM Johnson, Hobbs (7-6, 3.45) Diaz, Edwin (3-10, 4.59)
Montgomery Tennessee 5:35 PM To Be Announced Antigua, Jeffry (4-4, 4.71)
Birmingham Mississippi 7:00 PM Jaye, Myles (11-6, 3.01) Barbosa, Andrew (4-1, 2.48)
Chattanooga Pensacola 7:35 PM To Be Announced Astin, Barrett (4-4, 4.66)
Mobile Jacksonville 5:05 PM Garcia, Edgar (4-0, 4.28) Smith, Chipper (2-3, 4.69)
Montgomery Tennessee Game 2 Faria, Jacob (4-3, 3.25) Cruz, Fernando (2-0, 5.47)

AA Texas League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Frisco Springfield 7:10 PM Bell, Chad (5-12, 4.84) Reed, Jimmy (2-2, 4.36)
NW Arkansas Corpus Christi 7:05 PM Pounders, Brooks (1-3, 2.31) Feliz, Michael (6-2, 2.16)
Arkansas San Antonio 8:05 PM Suarez, Albert (8-9, 3.14) Rodriguez, Bryan (6-11, 4.04)
Midland Tulsa 8:05 PM Manaea, Sean (3-0, 2.19) Stults, Eric (3-3, 3.35)

A+ California League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Lancaster Lake Elsinore 9:00 PM Powell, Christian (0-2, 36.00) To Be Announced
Bakersfield San Jose 8:00 PM DeCecco, Scott (1-2, 3.93) Agosta, Martin (4-7, 4.50)
Stockton Modesto 10:05 PM Alcantara, Raul (0-2, 4.22) Wade, Konner (7-7, 3.94)
High Desert Inland Empire 10:05 PM Perez, David (2-1, 4.54) Kipper, Jordan (6-9, 5.33)
Rancho Cucamonga Visalia 10:00 PM Barlow, Scott (6-2, 2.56) Solbach, Markus (1-0, 3.46)

A+ Carolina League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Salem Wilmington 7:05 PM McAvoy, Kevin (8-9, 4.06) Rico, Luis (7-8, 4.15)
Myrtle Beach Frederick 6:00 PM Blackburn, Paul (6-5, 2.99) To Be Announced
Carolina Winston-Salem 6:30 PM Webster, Seth (8-6, 2.52) Fulmer, Carson (0-0, 2.77)
Potomac Lynchburg 6:30 PM Spann, Matthew (1-6, 4.92) To Be Announced

A+ Florida State League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
St. Lucie Palm Beach 5:35 PM To Be Announced Perdomo, Luis (0-1, 3.12)
Jupiter Charlotte 7:00 PM Castillo, Luis (1-3, 5.02) Wood, Hunter (1-3, 2.73)
Daytona Tampa 6:00 PM Stephens, Jackson (12-6, 2.92) Hebert, Chaz (7-6, 3.04)
Dunedin Lakeland 6:00 PM Fisk, Conor (0-2, 7.20) Labourt, Jairo (0-3, 7.78)
Brevard County Clearwater 6:30 PM Salas, Javier (7-8, 4.35) Arano, Victor (4-11, 4.95)
Fort Myers Bradenton 6:30 PM Batts, Mat (7-3, 2.26) Eppler, Tyler (5-1, 3.27)

A Midwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bowling Green Lansing 7:05 PM Mujica, Jose (1-2, 3.41) Mayza, Tim (1-1, 2.93)
Burlington Beloit 8:00 PM Anderson, Justin (8-8, 3.12) Wagman, Joey (7-2, 3.59)
Dayton Great Lakes 7:05 PM Paulson, Jake (5-5, 2.82) Holmes, Grant (6-3, 2.96)
West Michigan Lake County 6:00 PM To Be Announced Sheffield, Justus (7-4, 3.86)
Fort Wayne South Bend 7:05 PM Dorminy, Thomas (9-7, 3.26) Stinnett, Jake (5-5, 4.61)
Quad Cities Kane County 7:30 PM James, Joshua (5-3, 2.60) Miller, Jared (3-3, 6.93)
Wisconsin Peoria 7:30 PM Perrin, Jon (1-4, 3.89) To Be Announced
Cedar Rapids Clinton 7:30 PM Gibbons, Sam (6-3, 3.03) Littell, Zack (3-6, 4.01)
West Michigan Lake County Game 2 To Be Announced Brady, Sean (7-9, 3.77)

A South Atlantic League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Kannapolis Savannah 6:05 PM Valerio, Kelvis (1-1, 3.68) Prevost, Josh (4-4, 3.61)
Lakewood West Virginia 7:05 PM Viza, Tyler (4-8, 3.53) McRae, Alex (5-9, 5.20)
Augusta Charleston 6:05 PM Santos, Michael (0-1, 2.55) Maher, Joey (5-4, 2.06)
Greenville Delmarva 7:05 PM Beeks, Jalen (9-4, 3.85) Delgado, Dariel (5-3, 3.51)
Hickory Greensboro 7:00 PM Gardewine, Nick (6-8, 4.32) Kolek, Tyler (4-10, 4.43)
Asheville Rome 6:00 PM Polanco, Carlos (8-9, 4.06) Caicedo, Oriel L (3-7, 3.48)
Lexington Hagerstown 7:05 PM Blewett, Scott (2-5, 4.85) Fedde, Erick (0-1, 6.00)

A- New York-Penn League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Brooklyn Aberdeen 7:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
Staten Island Lowell 4:05 PM Borens, Matt (1-3, 6.37) To Be Announced
Hudson Valley Tri-City 7:00 PM To Be Announced Winkelman, Alex (5-0, 1.63)
West Virginia Mahoning Valley 7:05 PM To Be Announced Esparza, Matt (2-0, 2.70)
Vermont Connecticut 7:05 PM Miller, Corey (1-2, 3.00) Watkins, Spenser (4-3, 2.61)
Williamsport Auburn 7:05 PM Arteaga, Alejandro (4-1, 2.75) Crownover, Matthew (0-4, 4.66)
State College Batavia 7:05 PM Perez, Juan (4-2, 3.18) Lilek, Brett (1-2, 3.58)
Staten Island Lowell Game 2 Kaprielian, James (0-0, -.--) To Be Announced

A- Northwest League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Vancouver Spokane 9:30 PM To Be Announced Green, Nick (0-1, 3.70)
Eugene Salem-Keizer 9:35 PM Twomey, Kyle (1-0, 1.80) Pino, Luis (3-0, 0.33)
Everett Tri-City 10:15 PM De Los Santos, Enyel (2-0, 3.86) Castillo, Jose (2-1, 4.04)
Boise Hillsboro 8:03 PM Welmon, Colin (1-4, 4.93) Bolton, Tyler (2-2, 3.68)

R+ Appalachian League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Bristol Princeton 7:00 PM To Be Announced Burke, Brock (3-1, 3.38)
Elizabethton Pulaski 7:00 PM Hernandez, Onesimo (5-0, 3.23) To Be Announced
Greeneville Danville 7:00 PM Montano, Salvador (1-3, 5.29) Weigel, Patrick (0-2, 3.92)
Johnson City Burlington 7:00 PM Williams, Ronnie (3-1, 3.00) Russell, Ashe (0-2, 4.55)
Kingsport Bluefield 7:05 PM Llanes, Gabriel (2-0, 5.54) To Be Announced

R+ Pioneer League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
Missoula Billings 8:05 PM Takahashi, Bo (7-0, 4.55) Romero, Franderlyn (1-3, 4.15)
Ogden Orem 9:15 PM Bray, Adam (0-1, 3.32) To Be Announced
Great Falls Helena 9:05 PM Ball, Matt (2-5, 6.38) Torres, Joshua (2-3, 3.75)
Idaho Falls Grand Junction 9:05 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced

R Arizona League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
AZL Giants AZL D-backs 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Brewers AZL Royals 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL White Sox AZL Mariners 8:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Dodgers AZL Angels 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Athletics AZL Cubs 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Rangers AZL Padres 10:00 PM To Be Announced To Be Announced
AZL Mariners AZL White Sox Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced

R Gulf Coast League

Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Starter Home Probable Starter
GCL Phillies GCL Blue Jays 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Marlins GCL Cardinals 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Pirates GCL Yankees1 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Red Sox GCL Twins 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Yankees2 GCL Tigers 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Nationals GCL Mets 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Orioles GCL Rays 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Astros GCL Braves 10:00 AM To Be Announced To Be Announced
GCL Tigers GCL Yankees2 Game 2 To Be Announced To Be Announced

Duels of the Day

August 22nd

Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
ITP Taylor Jungmann RHP MIL MLB 7 4 2.23
67 (143) Joe Ross RHP WAS MLB 3 5 3.86
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Michael Fulmer RHP DET AA 2 1 1.62
HT Adam Plutko RHP CLE AA 8 4 2.72
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Hobbs Johnson LHP MIL AA 7 6 3.45
63 (138) Edwin Diaz RHP SEA AA 3 10 4.59
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Jake Paulson RHP CIN A 5 5 2.82
41 (86) Grant Holmes RHP LAD A 6 3 2.96
Rank (Ovr) Name Pos Team Level W L ERA
- Scott Blewett RHP KC A 2 5 4.85
ITP Erick Fedde RHP WAS A 0 1 6.00

Injury List
Team Player Duration Injury Injury Date
DET LHP Daniel Norris 15 Day DL Right Oblique Strain 8/20/2015
STL CF Randal Grichuk 15 Day DL Right Elbow Tightness 8/17/2015
NYM RHP Marcos Molina 7 Day DL Strained Right Elbow 8/17/2015
BOS 2B Sean Coyle 7 Day DL Lower Back Strain 8/17/2015
PHI 3B Maikel Franco 15 Day DL Fractured Left Wrist 8/12/2015
PIT SS Cole Tucker 7 Day DL Shoulder Discomfort 8/9/2015
MIA RHP Jose Urena 15 Day DL Left Knee Contusion 8/7/2015
OAK 3B Renato Nunez 7 Day DL Hamstring Injury 8/6/2015
PHI LHP Brandon Leibrandt 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 8/6/2015
WAS 3B Drew Ward 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 8/4/2015
SEA 1B DJ Peterson 7 Day DL Achilles Strain 8/4/2015
BOS LHP Brian Johnson 15 Day DL Left Elbow Tightness 8/3/2015
OAK 3B Matt Chapman 7 Day DL Left Wrist Injury 8/3/2015
TB RF Steven Souza 15 Day DL Broken Left Hand 8/1/2015
BAL RHP Mike Wright 15 Day DL Strained Left Calf 8/1/2015
CWS 2B Micah Johnson 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/30/2015
CLE RF Luigi Rodriguez 7 Day DL Right Ankle Injury 7/30/2015
TOR 2B Devon Travis 15 Day DL Shoulder Injury 7/29/2015
WAS C Spencer Kieboom 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/25/2015
SF LHP Adalberto Mejia 7 Day DL Left Shoulder Soreness 7/24/2015
OAK SS Franklin Barreto 7 Day DL Severe Bone Bruise in Left Wrist 7/21/2015
NYM RHP Rafael Montero 60 Day DL Right Rotator Cuff Inflammation 7/20/2015
TOR LHP Ryan Borucki 7 Day DL Left Shoulder Injury 7/16/2015
DET CF Derek Hill 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/11/2015
CIN RHP Nick Howard 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/11/2015
NYM LHP Steven Matz 15 Day DL Partial Lat Tear 7/9/2015
MIA RHP Ryan Newell 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/5/2015
CHC 1B Dan Vogelbach 7 Day DL Strained Oblique 7/4/2015
TB 1B Casey Gillaspie 7 Day DL Left Wrist Injury 7/3/2015
KC LHP Eric Skoglund 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 7/3/2015
MIA LHP Sean Townsley 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 6/28/2015
CHC RHP Duane Underwood 7 Day DL Right Elbow Inflammation 6/27/2015
NYY LHP Jacob Lindgren 7 Day DL Bone Spur Removal in Left Elbow 6/21/2015
NYY 3B Eric Jagielo 7 Day DL Knee Injury 6/17/2015
TEX RHP Luis Ortiz 7 Day DL Strained Flexor Muscle In Right Arm 6/15/2015
TEX LHP Derek Thompson 7 Day DL Undisclosed Injury 6/15/2015
PHI CF Roman Quinn 7 Day DL Left Quad Strain 6/13/2015
TEX C Jorge Alfaro 7 Day DL Ankle Injury 6/12/2015
AZ RHP Archie Bradley 15 Day DL Right Shoulder Tendinitis 6/4/2015
BAL RHP Hunter Harvey 7 Day DL Strained Flexor Mass In Right Arm 5/11/2015
NYY LHP Ian Clarkin 7 Day DL Left Elbow Inflammation 4/19/2015
COL LHP Tyler Anderson 60 Day DL Left Elbow Stress Fracture 4/6/2015
TOR C Max Pentecost 7 Day DL Offseason Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery 4/6/2015
ATL LHP Max Fried 7 Day DL Left Elbow - TJS 8/15/2014
PIT RHP Jameson Taillon 7 Day DL Right Elbow - TJS April 2014
MIL RHP Taylor Williams Season Right Elbow - TJS 8/8/2015
ATL SS Ozhaino Albies Season Broken Thumb 8/7/2015
SD SS Jose Rondon Season Fractured Right Elbow 7/26/2015
MIL CF Monte Harrison Season Broken Left Ankle 7/22/2015
PIT RHP Nick Kingham Season Right Elbow - TJS 5/27/2015
BAL RHP Dylan Bundy Season Right Shoulder Inflammation 5/25/2015
SEA RHP Daniel Missaki Season Right Elbow - TJS 5/12/2015
KC RHP Glenn Sparkman Season Right Elbow - TJS 4/27/2015
TB SS Jake Hager Season Knee Surgery 4/9/2015
NYY RHP Ty Hensley Season Right Elbow - TJS 3/31/2015
NYY RHP Domingo German Season Right Elbow - TJS 3/30/2015
MIN LHP Lewis Thorpe Season Left Elbow - TJS 3/28/2015
NYY C Luis Torrens Season Torn Right Labrum 3/4/2015
HOU RHP Kyle Smith Season Right Elbow - TJS Spring 2015

Previous Gameday Threads -

Friday, August 21st

Thursday, August 20th

Tuesday, August 18th